Puma is a 10-year-old male Bengal cat who came to live at The Wildcat Sanctuary in August of 2021.

He’d been surrendered to a shelter when he wasn’t using the litter box consistently. The shelter worked hard to find him a home where he felt secure enough that he wouldn’t mark out of his litter box.

But he was returned each time. They’d run out of options for him.

Puma is like so many hybrid wild cats. They’re bought for their wild looks, but their wild tendencies aren’t tolerated.  Through no fault of their own, they’re given up and become homeless.

Life at the Sanctuary

From the moment Puma arrived, we saw he’s a very social boy. He really loves attention from his caregivers.

We knew he’d probably enjoy life more with companionship. So we tried him living with others to see if we could find the right match.

Puma has been living with another Bengal named Rachel and things seem to be going well.

Now that Puma’s at his forever home, he never has to worry about being given up just for exhibiting the wild characteristics he was born with.

He has a large outdoor habitat and a temperature-controlled indoor bungalow where he can be as wild as he’d like to be!

How You Can Help

Hybrids usually come to us with special needs, genetic and/or medical issues due to their breeding.

Our sponsorship program helps support the cats’ care costs and allows you to form a special bond with them.

Would you consider becoming Puma’s sponsor parent? You can sponsor him for $150/year or $12.50/month.

Or even a one time donation toward her care would be so appreciated. It’s easy to do using the buttons at the top of this page.

Thank you for caring about the little wild ones, too!